I just got season 4 of brilliant bbc political satire The thick of it for christmas, and was delighted to find a Morrissey quip in there! Wimpy Political advisor olly Reeder is visited in hospital by hard-talking, steel jawed (not to say slightly deranged) Labour party enforcer Malcolm Tucker, who strides in, unceremoniously chucking a bouquet of flowers into the foot end of Reeders hospital bed. "Oh look" says Reeder, " its the scary Morrissey". Nice, especially on a show as popular as ttoi. Presupposes quite a lot of common awareness of Morrissey in the British public. And a great joke, Tucker is rather the anti-Morrissey as a singleminded, ruthless pursuer of power, unapologetic bully and merciless exploiter of weakness. And then again perhaps he is also a bit similar in his total comittment and self-sufficiency.